Veterans Day. A day that we honor and thank all those who have given their time, lives, and more to keeping this country and her people safe. On this day, say thank you to those who've made this sacrifice.

Businesses across the country also take the time to honor veterans and active duty on this day with one of the ways they can: with a discount or something free. It's just a small gesture to show these vets how much they are loved and appreciated.The Military Times put together a list of businesses across the country that offering deals.Take a look below to see what kind of Lansing Area deals and freebies are going on for Veterans Day.

  • Applebee's is serving up a free, full-size entree from a select menu to vets and active duty with proof of service.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings is hooking up vets and active duty with a small order of wings (traditional or boneless, whatever your preference). Just bring your proof of service.
  • Chipotle is offering a "BOGO" free deal on their burritos, bowls, salads, and orders of tacos. Just bring your military ID.
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has your sweet tooth or caffeine fix covered with a free piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafter Coffee drink.
  • Bring your ID to Denny's, and they'll hook you up with a free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 am to noon.
  • Dunkin' Donuts has a free doughnut at participating restaurants waiting for you today.
  • Golden Corral if offering veterans and active duty a free dinner buffet tomorrow (Monday Nov. 12th) from 5 - 9 pm, no ID required.
  • Houlihan's is offering up a free entree from a select menu of eight choices. Either come in uniform or bring your military ID.
  • Little Caesars has a free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch combo for you today from 11 am to 2 pm. It comes with four slices of pizza and a drink. Just bring your military ID.
  • Red Lobster will give you a free appetizer or a free dessert from a special menu on both Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th, just bring your military ID.
  • Starbucks has your caffeine fix with a free tall brewed coffee today.